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Kick-off local time : Sat, 15 June 2013 - 19h35
Kick-off : Sat, 15 June 2013 - 09h35
Venue : Christchurch
Referee : Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Match status : Result
  New Zealand France
Tries Ben Smith (50min) and Beauden Barrett (78min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


FULL-TIME in Christchurch and the All Blacks take the win comfortably by 30-0. We are off to Sydney now as the Waratahs host the British and Irish Lions in what should be a fiery affair.


What an absolutely incredible TRY from the All Blacks. They turn the ball over 10 metres from their own line as they shift it wide and a lot of good passes from the All Blacks means that Barrett finishes it off under the posts. The CONVERSION is good from Cruden and the All Blacks lead 30-0.


Scrum to the French 17 metres from the All Blacks line.


France on the attack searching for their first points of the game as they surge into the All Blacks 22. The momentum is killed but they still have the ball.


Fred Michalak knocks Ben Smith out the way but they go into touch. Dagg kicks deep and the French counter-attack. The ball isn't coming out and the French have the scrum just inside the All Blacks half.


All Blacks on the attack again just outside the French 22. The French win the penalty and they can clear.


All Blacks playing for territory and Cruden drops it in behind the French and it goes out 10 metres from the french line.


All Blacks set up a good line-out drive and the French come in the side of the maul. Cruden knocks the PENALTY over and the AB's lead 23-0.


Brice Dulin with a phenomenal kick that goes out just short of the All Black line.


French scrum on their own 22.


French line-out on the All Blacks 10-metre line. Dagg's kick is poor.


PENALTY to the All Blacks on the French 10-metre line. Cruden has a shot at goal after Picamoles leaves the field. Massive blow for the French. The kick is in front and 40 metres out - he knocks it over and the All Blacks lead 20-0.


The All Blacks are swarming on the French as they go through 26 phases and the Michalak goes for the drop-goal but it is charged down and the All Blacks turn it over and they shift it wide and Ben Smith goes over for the TRY on the counter-attack. Cruden knocks the CONVERSION over and the AB's lead 17-0.


French are deep inside the All Blacks 22 as they push towards the line.


Poor penalty kick from Michalak as he can't find touch. Dagg kicks from his 22 but can't find too much distance. French line-out just outside the All Blacks 22.


Machaneaud kicks back off the restart and the All Blacks attack but as Messam tries to use the shortside he is taken into touch on the French 10-metre line.


Game on in the second-half as Cruden kicks off.


HALF-TIME in Christchurch and the All Blacks lead 10-0 as the French lose the ball close to the All Blacks line. Dagg knocks it out and the ref blows the whistle.


Penalty to the French as Dusautoir gets his hands all over the ball. Line-out just outside the All Blacks 22.


Dusautoir with a massive steal on the ground. Penalty to the French and they can clear to just outside their 22.


New Zealand are stabbing the ball in behind the French and Machenaud runs it into touch five metres from his own line. He puts in a good hit on Nonu of the resulting line-out. Machenaud tries to kick but is charged and it goes into touch. Fourth line-out in a row here for the French but it is not straight and the All Blacks take the scrum five metres from the French line.


Scrum penalty to the All Blacks and Cruden pulls it wide. 22-metre restart.


All Blacks line-out on the French 10-metre line.Aarom Smith holds up the pass and hits Nonu flat who goes straight through the hole. He throws a wide pass to Dagg who is held up. Scrum five to the All Blacks.


A bit of miscommunication from the French and Medard is caught in possession. An accidental obstruction and it is an All Black scrum.


The French are impeded at the line-out by Read and Michalak has a shot at goal but it hits the post and Read breaks. He stole about 60 metres and then the kick from Aaron Smith works as Medard takes it five metres from his own line. The All Blacks flood the breakdown and win the PENALTY. Cruden knocks the kick over and New Zealand lead 10-0.


Snap drop-goal attempt from Michalak but he pulls it wide. The All Blacks go quick from the 22-metre restart and look dangerous but they are pinged as Crockett holds on and it's a penalty to the French.


The French are going to the air but Savea is equal to it and takes it beautifully in the air. Cruden kicks to the corner and they steal the French line-out but it is stolen by the French.


Poor play from Medard. He runs sideways after a charge down and then gives Fritz a forward pass. Scrum to New Zealand five metres from the French 22.


All Black line-out on the French 10-metre line but Aaron Smith knocks it on and the French have the scrum.


Massive hit in midfield from the French on Nonu. they turn it over and Huget tries to counter.


The All Blacks look to shift it wide but they knock it on in the French 22. Scrum to the French just inside their own 22.


French scrum inside their own 22. First scrum of the day. Massive moment.


Another great little kick from Nonu and Savea picks it up and goes over for the TRY. The TMO is called in but the TRY stands. The CONVERSION from Cruden is good and the All Blacks lead 7-0.


Dagg's kick goes in-goal. 22-metre restart. The All Blacks kick back and Picamoles knocks on but Nonu kicks in behind the defence and the French have a line-out seven metres from their own line.


Phenomenal haka and the French get the game going. Smith kicks back and the French have the line-out just inside the All Black half.


Five minutes to go until we underway. The sides come out onto the pitch ready for the anthems. Cold and wet under-foot in Christchurch,


The All Blacks got a little scare last week but they seem like they going to turn it on properly this week. The French are only going to get better so the All Blacks are going to have to step up.


Half an hour to go until kick-off in Christchurch. Japan just pulled off an upset can the French do the same?
New Zealand
15 Israel Dagg
14 Ben Smith
13 Conrad Smith
12 Ma'a Nonu
11 Charles Piutau
10 Lima Sopoaga
9 Aaron Smith
8 Kieran Read
7 Richie McCaw
6 Liam Messam
5 James Broadhurst
4 Brodie Retallick
3 Owen Franks
2 Dane Coles
1 Tony Woodcock

23 Malakai Fekitoa
22 Beauden Barrett
21 TJ Perenara
20 Victor Vito
19 Sam Whitelock
18 Ben Franks
17 Wyatt Crockett
16 Codie Taylor
15 Scott Spedding
14 Yoann Huget
13 Gael Fickou
12 Maxime Mermoz
11 Noa Nakaitaci
10 Jules Plisson
9 Sebastien Tillous-Borde
8 Loann Goujon
7 Bernard le Roux
6 Thierry Dusautoir
5 Yoann Maestri
4 Alexandre Flanquart
3 Nicolas Mas
2 Guilhem Guirado
1 Vincent Debaty

23 Mathieu Bastareaud
22 Remi Tales
21 Rory Kockott
20 Damien Chouly
19 Romain Taofifenua
18 Uini Atonio
17 Rabah Slimani
16 Benjamin Kayser